The Migrant City
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Urban Studies
Course Number: LURB 3441
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Urban Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Multiculturalism & Social Change
This course explores the ways in which processes of migration, immigration, and mobility fundamentally shape the cultural, economic, and political life of cities. Students examine histories and contemporary examples of urban immigration and migration and the structures and institutions that control movement and mobility at the global, national, regional, and local levels. They consider the interactions, tensions, and alliances between social groups in the "migrant city," as well as transnational linkages between the "migrant city" and other places. Throughout, the focus is on issues of labor and the state; identity and difference; and politics and community, for both newcomers and older residents. The course focuses on New York City and its region as the primary case, but also examines other US "migrant cities" and regions.
Open to Undergraduate students.